Just when we thought we would rally, we hear about a Taiwan earthquake. Our sources says not a big deal, but everybody freaks out when anything happens in that technology-laden country.

We are sticking by our buys of the opening and figure that when everybody knows what we know -- don't sweat the earthquake tech-wise -- the market will put in a decent run.

Lot of misinformation about Hot Water Pipe (HWP) this morning, as

pointed out earlier. Goldman did not recommend it this morning.

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